A Case of Typical Chest Pain: Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Following RhabdomyolysisRamyashree Tummala1*, Sravani Kamatam1, Keyvan Ravakhah1, Anjan Gupta1, Rajesh Sonani2, and Samir Patel3
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ramyashree Tummala
Department of Internal Medicine
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
An Affiliate of Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, 2351 E 22nd street, OH 44114, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 19, 2017; Accepted date: May 04, 2017; Published date: May 08, 2017
Citation: Tummala R, Kamatam S, Ravakhah K, Gupta A, Sonani R, et al. (2017) A Case of Typical Chest Pain: Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Following Rhabdomyolysis. J Cardiovasc Dis Diagn 5:272. doi: 10.4172/2329-9517.1000272
Copyright: © 2017 Tummala R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a reversible disorder characterized by left ventricular wall apical ballooning precipitated by stressful event. Clinical presentation of this disorder mimics acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We are presenting a case of TCM, which is unique as rhabdomyolysis being the triggering factor. Although, our patient presented with features of NSTEMI on EKG and elevated troponins, diagnosis of TCM was made by echocardiography which showed left ventricular apical wall hypokinesis with Left ventriculogram showing the apical ballooning. The unique feature of the case was the triggering factor being rhabdomyolysis.